Minding The Gap (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Minding The Gap (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Oscar nominated for Best Documentary at the 2019 Academy Awards, Minding The Gap is a film about the lives and friendships of three young men growing up in Rockford, Illinois, united by their love of skateboarding.  Directed by first timer Bing Liu it’s a film that plays with your emotions, surprises you and, ultimately, leaves you with a feeling of hope.  It’s a film about friendship not skateboarding (just as Kermode says Jaws is not about Sharks) and it’s laser focus on the three leads feels totally authentic.   Better than most of the films nominated this year.

Best Bit: Hope.  Maybe

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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… 2019 Half Year Review!

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… 2019 Half Year Review!

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we talk about the best and worst films of 2019 so far.   Spoiler: Ross still hates Hellboy and now Phil’s on the band wagon.

Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Films Discussed: Green Book, Booksmart, Avengers: Endgame, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Rocketman, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tucked, Toy Story 4, Fighting With My Family,  Captain Marvel, Vice, Minding The Gap, Happy Death Day 2U, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Leaving Neverland, Us, Escape Room, Instant Family, Behind The Curve, The Perfection, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Alita: Battle Angel, Hellboy (2019), Close, Velvet Buzzsaw, Godzilla: King of The Monsters, Pet Sematary (2019), X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Triple Threat, Late Night, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Cold Pursuit, Serenity

For more on Ross Boyask search @RossBoyask on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Also check out @EvoFilmsUK online.

For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies)

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